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23 October 2021 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 15:51 GMT+2

September 29, 2021

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The Elbblue is the first carrier in the world powered by synthetic natural gas

It is estimated that 20 tons of SNG will be enough for 20 hours of navigation

Today in the port area of Brunsbüttel, at the mouth of the river Elba, the ship Elbblue was refueled with gas natural synthetic (SNG). This is the first refuelling to a carriers of this fuel with zero CO2 emissions obtained from renewable energies. The Elbblue of the German Elbdeich Reederei (United Shipping Companies Group - USC), which is operated by Unifeeder, has a capacity of 1.036 teu and is direct to the port of St. Petersburg. The 20 tons of SNG on board of the ship - announced the German MAN Energy Solutions - is expected will be enough for 20 hours of navigation. During the return trip direct to Rotterdam the ship will do re-supply of synthetic natural gas in Brunsbüttel.

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